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Updated on: December 28, 2021
O.B. Ellis Unit E1
1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX, 77343

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The O.B. Ellis Unit E1 is situated in Huntsville, Texas. The O.B. Ellis Unit E1 is an operated under the Texas Department of Corrections as a multi-custody facility.

The O.B. Ellis Unit E1 can house up to 2500 male inmates within their main campus.

As a multi-custody facility, the O.B. Ellis Unit E1 will house offenders from the G1 all the way up to the G4 custody level.

You should not that the O.B. Ellis Unit E1 is broken up into two dormitory-style housing units, which can house over 100 inmates in each unit. They have over 935 double and single bunk bed cells.

The O.B. Ellis Unit E1 has work assignments for inmates that consist of the following:

  • Raising Swine

  • Brook & Mop Factory

  • Managing Bulls

  • Farming Edible Crops

All Offenders will have access to health, dental, and medical services as well as educational programs, and vocational training.

O.B. Ellis Unit E1 — General Information

O.B. Ellis Unit E1, State Prison.
Adult, Capacity 2500 persons.
1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX, 77343

Since the O.B. Ellis Unit E1 is operated under the Texas Department of Corrections, they have a BIG inmate roster available directly on the Texas Department of Corrections website.

The inmate roster can be searched with the following pieces of information:

  • Inmate’s Full Name

  • DC Number

  • Race

  • Gender

  • ID Number

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Sending and receiving mail is one of the offenders few luxuries while they are serving out their time in the O.B. Ellis Unit E1. Remember that all incoming and outgoing mail will be checked by an employee of the O.B. Ellis Unit E1 to ensure it is safe and free from contraband.

You will need to address your letter as follows:

Inmate Name, ID Number

O.B. Ellis Unit E1

1697 FM 980, Huntsville, TX, 77343

Sending Money

Inmates in the O.B. Ellis Unit E1 will need money to purchase extra items from the facilities commissary. These items typically include extra food such as snacks and beverages, clothing, entertainment items, and hygiene products.

Friends and family members of the offender can send money through JPay. JPay is a service that the O.B. Ellis Unit E1 utilizes that allows you to easily put money on the offender's account. You should know that there will be a fee associated with this service.

Phone calls

To receive calls from an offender in the O.B. Ellis Unit E1, you will need to register your mobile phone number and your landline phone number with Securus Technologies using the provided links.

Offenders will be able to call you between the hours of 7 am to 10 pm. Keep in mind this time can change at a moment’s notice. Typically, offenders will not be permitted to use the phones during their counts or when the facility is under lockdown.


At the O.B. Ellis Unit E1, offenders will be permitted to have visitors only on Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors are welcome to stop by for a visit between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.

All visits will be for in two-hour duration depending on the classification the inmate has and whether the visit will be no-contact or contact visit.

Visitors will only be permitted to bring in a Ziploc bag with $20 in quarter, which they can use at the vending machine located in the visitation room.

Visiting Hours

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


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